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Queensland, Australia is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation

Like Congo with eucalyptsMOST deforestation takes place in poor countries. In richer places, trees tend to multiply. Australia is an unhappy exception. Land clearance is rampant along its eastern coast, as farmers take advantage of lax laws to make room for cattle to feed Asia. WWF, a charity, now ranks Australia alongside Borneo and the Congo Basin as one of the world’s 11 worst “fronts” for deforestation.The worst damage occurs in the north-eastern state of Queensland, which has more trees left to fell th

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